BILL NO. 187
2nd Session, 60th General Assembly
57 Elizabeth II, 2008
Child Pornography Reporting Act
The Honourable Cecil P. Clarke
Minister of Justice
First Reading: October 30, 2008
Second Reading: November 13, 2008
Third Reading: November 20, 2008 (LINK TO BILL AS PASSED)
Be it enacted by the Governor and Assembly as follows:
3 Every person who reasonably believes that a representation or material is child pornography shall promptly report to a reporting entity any information, whether or not it is confidential or privileged, that the person has respecting the representation or material.
6 Where, after reviewing a report made to it pursuant to Section 3, a reporting entity that is not a law enforcement agency reasonably believes that the representation or material is child pornography, the reporting entity shall report the matter to a law enforcement agency and take any further action as may be set out in the regulations.
7 (1) Every person who contravenes Section 3 is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than two thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or to both.
8 Every person who falsely and maliciously reports to a reporting entity that a representation or material is child pornography is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than two thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or to both.
10 Subsection 4A(2) of Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1993, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, as enacted by Chapter 1 of the Acts of 1999 (Second Session) and amended by Chapter 4 of the Acts of 2004, is further amended by adding immediately after clause (a) the following clause:
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